One Beastly Beast: Two aliens, three inventors, four fantastic tales

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HarperCollins Publishers, Sep 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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A funny, magical, colourful story collection for young children.

The stories are:

• Serena and the Sea Serpent – in which a small girl discovers that being a Penguinmaid is too much fun!
• Bill the Inventor – in which a young orphan discovers that finding ideal parents is very tricky indeed!
• Blackbread the Pirate – in which Peter discovers that the world beneath his feet is fraught with rude rats!
• The Princess and the Beastly Beast – in which Rinda discovers that monsters are not always so terrible on the inside...

Garth Nix takes on a younger audience with this collection of magical adventures. His trademark fertile imagination and spellbinding storytelling is sure to capture a whole new generation of fans.

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ONE BEASTLY BEAST: Two Aliens, Three Inventors, Four Fantastic Tales

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

These four lighthearted fantasy and science-fiction tales feature heroic children in extremely silly adventures. In "Blackbread the Pirate," Peter needs to rescue his rented DVDs from video pirates ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

This is a collection of four novellas for younger children ages 7 to 10. Three of the stories were previously published in Australia as short chapter books and the fourth is new to this collection ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Garth Nix was born in 1963 and grew up in Canberra, Australia. After taking his degree in professional writing from the University of Canberra, he worked in a bookshop and then moved to Sydney. Besides being a full time writer, he has worked as a sales rep, publicist, editor, marketing communications consultant and literary agent. He now lives in Sydney with his wife, two sons and lots of books

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